The Cincinnati Bengals knew Joe Burrow went down in Week 11 with a season-ending injury that they weren’t going to have any shot at the playoffs.
But, the players in that locker room banded together and went out and still has the team’s longest winning streak of the season. That two-game streak may have saved second-year head coach Zac Taylor his job.
The same can’t be said for the Eagles’ head coach Doug Peterson.
In the second half of the Eagles’ Week 17 victory, Peterson took out stellar rookie quarterback Jalen Hurt and inserted Nate Sudfeld, eventually losing to a helpless Washington Football Team.
His motives were clear, and he lost the locker room and ultimately his job because of it.
That started the chaotic offseason in Philadelphia, and with his firing, the coaching staff was overhauled; meaning, Zac Taylor’s brother who had been with the organization for over half a decade will not be returning.
NJ.com’s Mike Kaye first reported that the Eagles will not be retaining Taylor.
That said, Press has the qualifications to come in and team up with his brother in the Queen City. He started in 2013 with the Eagles as their offensive quality control and worked his way up to be the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
With the Bengals having shifted their coaching staffs on both sides of the ball, the opportunity is there for Taylor to bring in his brother. Given his qualifications and how well Hurts played towards the end of the season, Taylor would be a solid addition.
Dan Pitcher is the Bengals current quarterbacks coach, so whatever role Taylor would be brought in for may not look like the one he previously held.